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Getting an Accurate Count of Infections
Just how many people in the U.S. have been infected with COVID-19? It’s the topic of the newly released report “Developing a National Strategy for SARS-CoV-2 Serosurveys in the United States” by Professor Jason Farley and colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Read a blog post in On the Pulse, or read the full report here.
'COVID Considerations': Dean's PodcastTo spread the word on the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, Dean Patricia Davidson has launched a regular podcast. A recent entry talks about delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine, and the complex and multifaceted reasons people choose vaccination or not. Listen in.
DNP Student Publication on Advance Care Planning
DNP-Executive student Sojung Suk is lead author (with faculty members Sharon Kozachik and Valerie Cotter) of “Integrating Culturally Competent Advance Care Planning for Korean Immigrants: An Integrative Review” in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Read the publication here.
HELP Course in Public Health Response
For more than 20 years, Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) has offered humanitarian workers an intensive training experience in public health principles and disaster epidemiology. Registration is now open for the January 2021 Winter Session. Gain the skills necessary to effectively respond to public health emergencies in large populations through this two-week course in public health response. Questions? Direct inquiries to course faculty.
DNP Winners: 6 Easy Steps From Scrubs to Safe at Home
Executive DNP students Asma Ahmed, Katarzyna LaLicata, and Mehrunnissa Taj won the recent Bioengineering Covid-19 Design Challenge. The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design took their project, "SCRUBS: COVID-19 Decontamination Routine for Essential Workers," and with the Johns Hopkins Art as Science Department collaborated on an infographic on how essential health care works can easily and safely go from work to home. The colorful, easy-to-follow graphic is here. Congratulations to all.
SON Experts in the Media
The latest media mentions and appearances by members of the SON community:
On the Front Lines: Acts of Courage and Kindness in the Age of Coronavirus—Baltimore Magazine (Kathleen Bailey, 2013 MSN alumna)
COVID-19 and Disabilities: Inclusive Disaster Planning Is Crucial for Vulnerable Populations—National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (Gloria Ramsey)
AHW Researchers Win $2.8M Grant for Intimate Partner Violence Research—JH Alliance for a Healthier World (Nancy Glass)
Nurse Understaffing and Increased Workload Associated With Multiple Organ Failure—Medscape (Dean Davidson)
U.S. Hospitals Face Pressure on ICU Beds as Cases Surge—Bloomberg TV (Jason Farley)
All private nursing facilities will be tested for COVID-19 through partnership between DHHS and CVS—Winston-Salem Journal (Alice Bonner)
2020 Staff & Faculty AppreciationIn case you did not attend the Friday Happy Hour with SON colleagues, here is a link to a video shared that day, "Staff & Faculty Recognition, June 2020." It includes awards and images of the SON community celebrating together through the year. That the event was virtual makes the appreciation no less sincere. Good job, everyone.
Town Halls This Week
Dean Davidson will host two Town Hall events on Zoom this week—4-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 and 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 2—to check in with the SON community, address any outstanding issues, and provide an update on plans. You do not need to attend both sessions. Watch for Outlook invites this week, and send questions in advance to Kira Sullivan.
Several SON faculty members have been officially inducted as Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Clockwise from top are Deborah Busch, Karan Kverno, Michael Sanchez, and Helina Somervell. Congratulations to all.